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ALASKA'S INTER-ISLAND FERRY AUTHORITY

PROVIDING PRINCE OF WALES ISLAND WITH DAILY, RELIABLE SERVICE SINCE 2002

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WHY TRAVEL THE INTER-ISLAND FERRY?

Are you looking for a way to travel between Ketchikan and Hollis, Alaska? Look no further than the Inter-Island Ferry Authority! Our passenger and vehicle service runs year-round and covers a 36-mile, one-way ferry route, each sailing taking three hours.

Ketchikan is on Revillagigedo Island, and Hollis is on Prince of Wales Island. Hollis will connect you, by scenic by-way to all of your POW activities. When you’re onboard the M/V Stikine or M/V Prince of Wales, you can enjoy an observation lounge, reading room, café, children’s play area, and solarium for your comfort.

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DON'T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT...

SEE WHAT OUR PASSENGERS HAVE TO SAY!

Another Awesome Trip!

As a resident of Prince of Wales, we rely on the IFA more than one would think. We need it to go to Ketchikan or medical appointments or even just to go to Walmart. My trip this time was for medical and shopping reasons. Might as well combine the two. But seriously, the service on the IFA is always wonderful and the scenery can't be described properly in pictures or words!

– Ginni G. • Tripadvisor
Awesome Trip, POW to Ketchikan

It is such a beautiful trip between POW and Ketchikan. It’s really a million dollar experience I feel for paying so little. I have utilized many fairies in the past in Alaska, and have used Inter Island Ferry more than a dozen times and I have never been let down. They are always on time or early, which means a lot when you’re booking the rest of your trip, utilizing planes, trains, and automobiles!

– wilkinsjriley • Tripadvisor
Delightful surprise

We weren’t too sure about taking a Ferry from Prince of Wales island to Ketchikan, so are super happy we did it. It was a relaxing trip that providing food options, along with spectacular views and whales!! Dozens and dozens of whales. Of course they were just waiting for a sea lion snack to fall off their little rock, but it was really awesome!

– mylindag2020 • Tripadvisor
Great scenic ride

Such a beautiful scenic ride from Prince Wales Island to Ketchikan. It was very relaxing and comfortable as well. I would highly recommend taking the time to enjoy this ride while visiting Alaska. Everywhere you look there is wildlife, eagles, whales, sea lions, otters, ducks and seagulls.

– Jane W. • Tripadvisor
Wonderful Trip!

Another great trip. As always the crew was more than accommodating. We had 2 vehicles my husband was not feeling well at loading time and they went out of their way to make the trip happen. Great crew and great trip. Thanks Much!

– Jerry K. • Tripadvisor
POW 2022

The entire 3 hour journey was a joy. The ferry, the staff, the food, the cleanliness of the vessel, the scenery! All was so wonderful. Such a wonderful mode of travel to get from Ketchikan to Hollis and back again. Thank you Inter-Island Ferry.

– PhysaN • Tripadvisor
Highly Recommend this Tour

The staff was outstanding. The food was cooked to order and delicious! I will definitely use this service anytime I travel to POW Island. So calm and peaceful with outstanding views. The trip was 3 hours but it seemed much shorter because of all the things to eat and the interactions with my fellow passengers. Alaska is the best state!

– Zelda G. • Tripadvisor

As a 45 year resident of SE Alaska, I took the ferry to POW (both directions) to teach a class in Craig on marine safety for commercial fishermen and locals. Your ferry system works! It was reliable, reasonable cost, well managed, on time, clean, had courteous/helpful staff and the food was hot and made to order. Layover night ferry was home based in Hollis and staff were hardworking, focused, friendly, dedicated, and the ferry looked to be well maintained and in good working order. You even have an alternative ferry in case of scheduled or unscheduled work. What a good concept! It worked just like a ferry system is supposed to work. Congratulations on your efforts to make this a sustainable, reliable, low risk, pleasurable travel experience. Liked the fact that service (eg. car rental etc) were available at both ends of the ferry route also. Well done folks! Highly recommend it to anyone traveling to POW!

– Jerry D.

TAKE A MOMENT TO UNWIND...

...AND SAVOR THE BREATHTAKING 3-HOUR JOURNEY FROM KETCHIKAN, ALASKA TO HOLLIS, ALASKA, BEFORE EMBARKING ON A PICTURESQUE DRIVE ALONG THE SCENIC BYWAY TO ONE OF THE STUNNING COMMUNITIES ON PRINCE OF WALES ISLAND. BE SURE TO INDULGE IN A DELICIOUS MEAL AT O.U.R. TEAM CAFÉ BEFORE SETTING OFF ON YOUR ADVENTURE! MAKE YOUR RESERVATION TODAY!

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Weather Updates & Warning

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🌞 Weekly Weather Update: Smooth Sailing Ahead!

This Afternoon: SE winds around 10 knots with sunny skies. Seas around 2 feet. Enjoy the sunshine and gentle breeze!

Tonight: Winds shifting to NW after midnight at 10 knots. Mostly clear skies and seas around 2 feet. Perfect for a peaceful evening under the stars.

Tuesday: NNW winds at 5-10 knots, becoming SSE in the afternoon. A slight chance of rain after 1pm with seas at 1-2 feet. A mix of sun and rain to keep things interesting!

Tuesday Night: SSE winds at 5-10 knots. A chance of rain after 1am and seas at 1-2 feet. Drift off to sleep with the gentle sound of rain.

Wednesday: S winds around 15 knots. Rain likely, mainly before 4pm. Seas around 3 feet. A splash of rain to cool things down!

Wednesday Night: S winds at 10-15 knots with rain likely, mainly between 7pm and 1am. Seas at 2-3 feet. Cozy up and enjoy the rhythmic rain.

Thursday: SSE winds at 5-10 knots with a chance of showers. Seas at 1-2 feet. A refreshing day to sail with light showers.

Thursday Night: SSE winds at 10-15 knots with a chance of showers. Seas at 2-3 feet. Perfect for a twilight cruise.

Friday: S winds around 10 knots, shifting to NW in the morning. Mostly cloudy skies with seas around 2 feet. A calm and cloudy day to end the week.

Enjoy your week and safe travels on the water! ⚓🌊